Program Director's Welcome

Pace University has entered its inaugural class in the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders in Fall 2018. The Master of Science Graduate Program in CSD was awarded first-year candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. We are so excited to off this program in the New York City area and look forward to welcoming our new students!

Welcome to the Undergraduate Program in Speech-language Pathology and Audiology and the MS Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program at Pace University, both located on the New York City campus.

The Undergraduate Program

This program offers majors the opportunity to prepare for careers in speech-language pathology (SLP) and audiology upon completion of the BA degree in CSD and obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree and certification. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are employed in a variety of settings that include schools, hospitals/medical centers, rehabilitation facilities, early intervention agencies, and private practice.

The undergraduate CSD Program is unique in that it offers individual attention with small class size, interprofessional collaborations as the Program is housed with the College of Health Professions (CHP), and a well-resourced state of the art on-site Pace University Speech and Hearing Center. Students have research opportunities alongside faculty to enhance preparation for a career in communication sciences and disorders. Many students present at local and national conferences and publish their research guided by and with faculty mentors. In addition, opportunities to explore the field occur through external clinical placements, volunteering, and participation in the Pace Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA). As well, students may select to minor in teaching and apply for an initial teaching certification with NYS via an individual transcript review pathway.

Pace CSD undergraduates are well regarded and accepted to highly respected graduate programs in the tri-state region, nationally, and internationally to complete training to become licensed speech-language pathologists (SLPs) or audiologists.

The Graduate Program

As of September 2018, Pace University will be entering its inaugural class in the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Master’s (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at Pace University is a Candidate for Accreditation (February 1, 2018 – January 21, 2023) by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years”.The program is a traditional two year and one summer program preparing future clinicians to work in a great variety of settings in addition to private practice, upon successful completion of all program requirements and licensing and certification.

Graduate education at Pace in CSD will have the unique distinction of being housed in the College of Health Professions and afford students the opportunity to train and learn side-by-side with students in allied professions, in keeping with the most current initiatives of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Descriptions of the application process,  course offerings and facilities can be viewed here.

For further information on the graduate program and/or any other questions related to the Pace University CSD Program, please contact:

Linda Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor and Program Director
Phone: 212- 618-6032

To apply, please visit the Centralized Application System weblink at To contact our Graduate Admission office, please call (212) 346-1531 or email at

Linda Carozza, PhD